What should I bring?
You will require 2 - 3 towels, a pair of thongs and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, plus any other items you may require following your float to emerge ready to take on the world)! Towel 1 is for you first shower and to dry off completely when leaving the tank. This allows us to keep the spread of salt to a minimum. Towels 2 & 3 are for your final shower - for your body and hair.
There is an additional $10 surcharge for towels, therefore if you wish to keep the cost down please bring three bath towels. We supply a robe for moving between bathroom and float room, ear plugs to wear whilst floating and other small towels. If you wear contact lenses, you'll need a storage container as it's best to remove them before floating. A swimsuit is not required (however if you wish to wear one it is your choice).
Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?
Flotation is not for everyone.
You must not float if you:
- Suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy
- Have or have had a contagious disease within the past 2 weeks (eg flu, gastro)
- Are in the first trimester of pregnancy
- Have a history of regular ear infections
- Are injured, have open or bleeding wounds
- Have an acute skin condition
- Wear a pacemaker or have a serious heart condition
- Have kidney disease
- Have extremely low blood pressure
- Have uncontrolled diabetes
- Suffer from a severe mental illness
- Have a new tattoo (within a month) – in order to protect your art
- Have been medically advised not to float.
To float you must:
- Read our FAQs, understand and agree to our terms and conditions - given to you at your first appointment
- Be able to climb in and out of the tank unaided (this is no more difficult than for a bathtub)
- Be able to get in/out of a squat position unassisted
- Not be under the influence of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances.
How can I prepare for my float?
For men, avoid shaving your face at least 6 hours before you float. For women, avoid shaving your body at least 12 hours before your float. Any cuts on the skin will sting due to the Salt.
A super full stomach is not great for floating, nor is the emptiest of stomachs. You don’t want to hear your body digesting a big meal, and hunger pains will also be distracting. Having a light, easily digestible meal 1.5 to 2 hours pre-float is probably ideal.
Being dehydrated before the float may not be the best state, particularly for your brain. A healthy daily hydration practice is just good for optimal biology!
Be sure to use the restroom prior to showering before you float, to minimise distractions while in the tank.
Smoking just prior to the tank may be too stimulating. Even if you are craving a cigarette the tank may very well suppress your craving. Please do not smoke on the premises.
Definitely avoid having caffeine (tea, coffee, energy drinks) at least 6 hours before you float. The stimulation you experience from caffeine is the exact opposite way you’ll want to go when you are in the tank. By the end of your float you most likely will not feel like you need your fix.
Physical activity (yoga, cardio, or resistance training) before the float seems to greatly enhance the floating experience. Your body has expended pent-up energy, muscles and tissues are loose and flowing with blood, your mind is clear and calm. Combining floating to this state can potentially assist in going deeper. A little snack (not junk food) post-activity and pre-float could be helpful. Nuts, fruit, juice, or smoothies are good options - just not too much.
Hair Dyes and Fake Tan
Please do not book to float within the first 10 days after having your hair coloured or a week after fake tan applied. Due to the heavy concentration of Epsom Salt, the colour can bleed out. It is not good for the tank, and we may have to ask you to compensate for any damage caused. We don’t want this to happen!
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
Can I float whilst menstruating?
It is not recommended.
Please reschedule your booking for another time.